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Continuous versus intermittent administration of piperacillin–tazobactam in intensive care unit patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia
Background and Aims: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most common Intensive Care Unit (ICU)-acquired infection. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical outcome ofExpand
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Linezolid: a review of its properties, function, and use in critical care
Linezolid can be considered as the first member of the class of oxazolidinone antibiotics. The compound is a synthetic antibiotic that inhibits bacterial protein synthesis through binding to rRNA. ItExpand
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Stress Among Iranian Nurses in Critical Wards
Background: Stress has been recognized as a significant psychosocial and physiologic component in educational and practical processes. Objectives: The purpose of present study was to survey stressExpand
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Association between Severity of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Lung Function Tests
Background The burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is quite high and its prevalence is increasing. We aimed to evaluate the correlation of COPD severity according to the AmericanExpand
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A fuzzy hybrid group decision support system approach for the supplier evaluation process
The quality and delivery performance of a typical company depends largely on the capability of its suppliers. It is therefore important for a company to evaluate the performance of its existingExpand
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Evaluation of Bronchoscopy Complications in a Tertiary Health Care Center
Background Bronchoscopy is a technique of visualizing the inside of the airways for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. This study was performed to determine the complications of bronchoscopy in aExpand
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The effects of measurement error on the MAX EWMAMS control chart
ABSTRACT Recently, some researchers suggested using a single chart to monitor both location and scale parameters for a process simultaneously, in order to resolve some difficulties in control chartExpand
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The Impact of Reverse Trendelenburg Versus Head-up Position on Intraoperative Bleeding of Elective Rhinoplasty
Background: In spite of several efforts for decreasing blood loss, our experience sometimes shows that some patients bleed more profusely during rhinoplasty. Patient position could have deep impactExpand
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Performance of adaptive np-chart with estimated parameter
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to compare the performances of np-VP control chart with estimated parameter to the np-VP control chart with known parameter using average time-to-signal (ATS),Expand
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